An Evening of Short Stories -- The MacDowell Colony: A Centennial Celebration
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The last date listed for The MacDowell Colony: A Centennial Celebration was Wednesday December 12, 2007 / 7:30pm.
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Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers all come to toe-tapping life on the Peter Jay Sharp stage in this music-fueled trip down memory lane. Join Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra as the talented ensemble presents period music, dance and fashion from the '20s to the '50s. Part of the Sleeping Around Festival, the evening captures all the romance, mystery and magic of the grand ballrooms of the great New York hotels during the golden age of big band, jazz and swing. Learn More
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides (Middlesex_), Susan Minot (Evening_) and Monique Truong (The Book of Salt), who have all been nurtured and inspired by the isolation and vital community of The MacDowell Colony, introduce short stories by emerging writers who have also spent time there. James Baldwin called it a place “to crouch in order to spring.”
Located in the woods of southern New Hampshire, The MacDowell Colony has been giving artists the freedom to create and interact with other artists across disciplines for 100 years. Leonard Bernstein, Willa Cather, Aaron Copeland, Galway Kinnell, Virgil Thompson, Alice Walker and Thornton Wilder have all retreated there.